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Armed bozos bungled two gas-station robberies on Sunday

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Armed goons tried and failed to stick up gas stations in Bushwick and Greenpoint within two hours of each other on Sunday afternoon.

Cops’ descriptions of the near-identically dressed bozos in both bungled heists are similar, but authorities could not confirm whether they might the same person.

The first would-be robber walked into a Greenpoint gas station at Morgan and Meeker Avenues at around 11:15 am, grabbed a customer and put a gun to his head, authorities said.

The low-life then turned the pistol on the store clerk and demanded cash from the register, cops said. The employee refused to fork over the dough, and the clod tried to grab the cash himself, but ended up fleeing empty-handed, according to a police report.

A second gun-toting miscreant then hit a Bushwick gas station at Bushwick Avenue and Troutman Street around 1:09 pm. The baddie pulled a handgun on the 63-year-old employee and demanded money, but the clerk also refused, and the galoot ran off with nothing, authorities said.

Cops released separate surveillance footage of suspects in both crimes, who they describe as men of medium build standing between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 tall, both wearing blue gloves, black ski masks, dark gray hoodies, dark pants, and dark sneakers. The dope in the Bushwick robbery is also described as sporting a red shirt under his sweater.

Authorities ask anyone with information about either incident to call (800) 577–8477, or submit tips by logging on to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Allegra Hobbs at ahobbs@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8312.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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